The Crimson Tide rolled again in Tuscaloosa to defeat the University of Tennessee women’s
soccer team Saturday afternoon, Mar. 7.
After a 3-2 victory, the Tide now moves to 2-0 in the spring season after winning the back-and-
forth match against the Tennessee Volunteers.
Tennessee set an aggressive pace during the first half and scored four minutes in to put the Vols
up 0-1. However, UA freshman Allie Berk scored the equalizer in the ninth minute. UA
sophomore Gabby Duca then scored at 14’ to give the Tide the advantage going into halftime.
Late in the first half, UA’s freshman goalkeeper, AJ Crooks, made an impressive save but came
down with a knee injury. Crooks was carried off the field and later taken to the hospital via
ambulance. Sophomore Kaylee Hammer came in for Crooks to finish out the game.
Two minutes into the second half, Tennessee took advantage of an opportunity and tied the
game, 2-2. UA junior Casey Wertz then scored the go-ahead goal at 62’. The Tide maintained
this 3-2 lead throughout the remainder of the game.
The second half did not feature as much back-and-forth down the field and was more focused
on the Tide’s attacking third.
This game was the first of three home games, the next featuring a matchup between the
Crimson Tide and Ole Miss on Mar. 28.